Saturday, May 30, 2009

A book for my to-read list

It's always been abundantly clear that David Byrne is cool. He just is. And now that I know he has total bike love, I find him even cooler.

Check out
his review of the new book by Jeff Mapes, Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing America, in the NYTimes. One of Mapes's points (in Byrne's words) particularly caught my eye: "...when more women begin riding, that will signal a big change in attitude, which will prompt further changes in the direction of safety and elegance."

So come on, women, get riding. We are ready for the revolution.

I think I'll ride down to my library and see if I can rustle up a copy of Mapes's book.

Plus, check out the cover of this weekend's Times Book Review. I can't find the graphic online, but it is a great illustration of a woman dressed in a green summer dress riding along on her bicycle...


Jennifer said...

We're going to the David Byrne concert at Wolftrap next weekend, can't wait! I agree he's very cool. I love the bike racks he designed for NYC.

Trisha said...

I have galleys of this and can't wait to read it...thanks for reminding me to dig in! We'll have to compare notes once we've finished.

Trisha said...

Oops, I have galleys of the upcoming Byrne book about cycling, that is...but I believe Dottie is reading the Mapes. Also, I think the tipping point of women cycling is here -- if the amount of new blogs popping up is any indication!

Dottie said...

I've been reading this book for ages (such a slow reader lately). Hopefully this week I'll be done and have something up on my blog about it :) Highly recommended.